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‘Strike Continues Pending Tuesday Review Meeting’, Says NLC

Most business activities were grounded on Monday following commencement of the nationwide strike by labour unions. 

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it would continue with the nationwide strike which began on Monday, pending the outcome of its meeting with its organs scheduled for Tuesday.

Until we hear from our organs at our meeting scheduled for today 4th June, we are still on strike,” the labour union said in a post on its X handle early Tuesday.

NLC’s comment came hours after the Federal Government convened a meeting with labour unions, including the Trade Union Congress (TUC) held at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), to end the strike action.

However, after exhaustive deliberation and engagement, NLC said FG agreed to a minimum wage higher than N60,000.

“Arising from the above, the tripartite committee is to meet every day for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable national minimum wage,” according to the statement by NLC.

The NLC then said it would be meeting with its organs today, adding that no worker would be victimised due to the industrial action.

The statement was jointly signed by the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo.

Activities of most businesses, airports, schools, banks, and others, especially public institutions, were grounded on Monday, following the nationwide strike actions by the labour.

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